Sheet Music From the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection
An exhibition of sheet music representing all the major African American musical genres of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including ragtime, black musical theater, folk songs, spirituals, the blues, and jazz. Major black composers and lyricist represented include Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Duke Ellington, James Weldon and John Rosamond Johnson, Noble Sissle, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
On exhitibtion at the Beinecke Library in February, 2005.
Image: James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamund Johnson, Lift Every Voice and Sing, New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, c1940.
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.